There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, say Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book. What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders? What skills will be the most valuable in the coming century? And how can our country best ensure that all its citizen have a share in the new global economy? Robert B. Reich, the widely respected and bestselling author of The Next American Frontier and The Resurgent Liberal, defines the real challenge facing the United States in the 21st century in this trail-blazing book. Original, readable, and vastly informed, The Work of Nations is certain to set a standard for the next generation of policy-makers.
""Original and important... Robert B. Reich offers a fresh analysis of America's present economic and social prospects.""- The New York Times
""The World of Nations will be—and should be—widely read and debated.""- Wall Street Journal
""Robert Reich is one of the country's most innovative and interesting political economists.... Very few readers will walk away [from this book] without learning to think about the world in a new and clearer way.""- Los Angeles Times
""A rarity...a work of economic theory that a layman can read with pleasure and intellectual profit.""- The New Yorker
""Reich covers a remarkable range of material with facility and intelligence.""- Washington Post Book World